How "The Phantom Of The Opera" Uses Funnels - James Barbour - FHR #211

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welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast
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where we go behind the scenes and
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uncover the tactics and strategies top
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entrepreneurs are using to make more
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sales dominate their markets and how you
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can get those same results here is your
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host Dave Woodward hey everybody welcome
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back to radio you guys are gonna freak
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out today this is gonna be one of the
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funnest podcasts I’ve done in a super
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super long time but I have a lot of fun
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guest this one is the world’s greatest
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actor preneur you’ve ever met and a guy
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who I am so so excited to bring to our
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audience you I’m sure if you’ve ever
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seen anything as far as anything like
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Beauty and the Beast or Phantom you’ve
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heard his voice this is the number-one
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phantom of all time he’s been on phantom
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for the last three years as the Phantom
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leaving Broadway has now an entrepreneur
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he was the Beast and buting the beast
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with all that James barber welcome to
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the show thanks man it’s good to be here
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I am so excited to have you it was so
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funny I actually met James for the first
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time when we were at Grant Cardone it’s
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10x walking down the hall and my buddy
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Keith Yackey is like oh man you gotta
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meet this guy I’m like dude I’m having a
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podcast with him soon I’d love to go
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meet him no it’s just great to have you
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on the show but most of all I’m so
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excited about what you’re doing because
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you know people say all the time well
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gosh you know you have to start off with
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a simple product and it only you do
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these types of things I’m like no no you
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have to understand clickfunnels is being
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used by people in so many different
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industries and your industry is like one
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of the coolest ones so I’m just gonna
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just dive right into this tell people
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what you’re doing and and kind of how
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you’re taking this thing where you going
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with it yeah well thanks the interesting
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thing about my industry is that you know
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quite frankly it’s it’s one of the most
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difficult industries in which to survive
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that’s the entertainment field and I
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give a statistic you know there are
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different unions there’s a Screen Actors
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Guild for film and television and then
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there’s Actors Equity Association for
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the professional stage actors you got
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all these Broadway performers well
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there’s a statistic that the Union for
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stage actors put out that the top ninety
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one percent the top ninety one
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percentile of all professional stage
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actors make $50,000 a year or less
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that’s before taxes 91 91 percent that’s
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the 69 percent makes $15,000 a year or
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less before
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so I started looking at I’m going man
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that’s crazy right there’s only 1% that
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make over $100,000 a year 1% and ma I am
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in in the person less than 1/10 of 1% of
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what I’ve done so I looked at it and I
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look at the fact that there are so many
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artists out there and so many you know
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people that have these dreams but they
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give up their dreams because they can’t
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survive long enough right and there are
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people that teach them out of act and
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sing and hold a camera and shoot a you
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know should it be and so you know
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costumes or you know or whatever you
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know make make you know fashion design
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but they don’t teach them how to survive
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so I created this thing called the
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thriving artist seminar where I sort of
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broke down literally the steps not the
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acting not that this is your resume this
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is how you get in but literally how do
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you survive because even if you’re in
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that 90 percentile of stage actors and
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you’re making after taxes 38 grand a
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year living in Manhattan survive I’ve
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got it and I’ve always been this person
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to sort of self start and the final
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product that comes out of this seminar
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is a chapter called create something and
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it’s literally where you take whatever
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skill set you have and go and create
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something right and then they’re like
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okay great I can do a concert or I can
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make a painting or you know I can do
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this great fashion design but how do I
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get people to see it and I’m like
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clickfunnels right you know what’s that
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so I started saying we’ll wait a minute
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there’s an entire world here look even
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if you just build an email list and
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you’re a singer right you can build an
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email list of really cool stuff by
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putting out videos and you know all this
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kind of stuff and build your list and
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then you announce a concert if you have
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enough people that concert is gonna be
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sold out in one day look heck I do a
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concert in New Yorker you know pretty
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much anywhere where I build put it out I
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twenty five minutes and it’s because I
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have enough enough followers that are
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interested in what I want to do and then
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what I did was I also built this brand
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called your star power which was taking
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okay I’m gonna stop you right there
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because I don’t think people understand
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how big of a deal that is to sell out a
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concert in 20 minutes off of your own
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list is absolutely phenomenal and I know
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even when we were sitting there at
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Mandalay Bay you’re like oh yeah I do it
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all the time it’s no big deal like whoa
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you don’t understand how what a huge
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deal that is to sell at a concert in 20
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minutes just because of the power of a
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list that you build on click phones I’m
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unimpressed yeah it’s amazing and you
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know all it is is look you obviously
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have to drive traffic right and you have
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to you have to provide some sort of
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service well if the service is there and
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people are following you look you know
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if you have somebody who’s got you know
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a hundred followers on on some sort of
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Facebook page and then you build and you
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build a new building to build each one
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of those people tells somebody else
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right so for me what I did was I
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realized like with phantom I was in
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front of 1600 people eight times a week
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for over three years and when I
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calculated the numbers of people that
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I’ve been in front of it’s literally
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tens of millions of people that are
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coming to see me and I went oh my god
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I’ve had a wasted opportunity you know
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to put something out there to capitalize
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on it right and so that’s really what it
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was and that’s what was empowering for
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me because I see these these young
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artists or even these older artists old
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look I’m gonna be 52 in April right
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I have these people that are my age like
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I don’t know how to do it I’m gonna go
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and try to audition I’m like well you
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can still do that but look if you if you
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build your following you you’re gonna
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you’re gonna stand yourself in good
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stead because then you can you can cut
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out that middleman and you’ll be able to
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do stuff while you’re waiting for the
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next gig if that makes sense
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James I’m just so excited honestly I
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think it’s just fascinating because I
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run across people all the time who come
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up with all these excuses and I think
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the part I love most is you are like
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about eliminating every excuse possible
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just to go through your dreams I think
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it’s the coolest thing yeah look I did
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this video and I said to people you know
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you know and I did this survey I said I
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asked like 150 200 people I said do you
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have a dream in 99.9% of them says yes
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and then I then I say okay well have you
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achieved it in 99 percent of them say no
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oh like there’s only like one president
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yeah I got my dream and then I go why
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what stopped you
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you know and it’s fear it’s not
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knowledge it’s whatever it is and they
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hit these obstacles right so if we can
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provide them with the tools to go hey
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you know here are the tools that you can
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do it with it’s not that hard you know
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you’ll have to connect the dots and have
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some coaching and all this kind of stuff
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but when I looked at clickfunnels dude
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and we talked a little bit about the you
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know the other company that and it was
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so daunting and I’m sitting there cuz
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I’m you know I got some people to work
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with me but when I first started doing
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it I was a one-man band and I looked at
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clickfunnels and I looked at action
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edits and I was like and I still have
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people work with me like my buddy
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Michael duck who’s gonna come with me to
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the event you know he has a thing called
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Duff web right this guy was one of the
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lead singers of the band chalk farm and
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he said techie geek and he’s like he’s a
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quick funnels crazed guy right but if
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you have the simplicity of what
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clickfunnels is I mean it literally is
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just going whoop I need to actually
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trademark those sound effects I think
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James the part I’ve I love it’s even
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because sometimes people make these
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super elaborate funnels and you and I
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were just talking even about your star
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power com
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so if again go to your star power com
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while you are and then STAAR
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powr com that’s as funnel it’s a super
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simple phone it’s what two pages it’s
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two pages yeah so the whole premise
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behind that is to unleash the star power
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within yourself right because you know
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obviously I come from an artistic world
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you know the actor world of a former
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world but everybody I speak to without
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question has always said oh I’ve wanted
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to do this or I have this artistic vent
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within me if you’re a CEO if you’re a
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network marketer if you’re you know
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YouTube or whatever you are you are your
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product right and so what I said to
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these people is like look when I walk
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into a room it’s it’s me I’m not selling
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an iPhone right I’m selling me so if
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you’re a car salesman and you’re selling
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Ford’s the first impression that’s gonna
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come up is you with with the client
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right so how do you make that first
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impression so what your star power is is
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is teaching those things that I’ve
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learned in my business and taking them
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into the business world to to create
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stars in your field whatever field that
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is but it’s a simple two-page it’s just
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a free pdf that lists three items you
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are your brand presentation and story
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telling which is basically about
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communication because if you can’t
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communicate then you’re not gonna be
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able to sell anything you’re not gonna
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be able to even talk to somebody and
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then the third thing is removing the
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obstacles because even if you have all
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these skill sets and you have these
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obstacles whether they’re mental
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physical or you know someone saying you
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can’t that’s your dream you have to be
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able to remove them so they can actually
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go and implement those things so it’s a
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free pdf they opt-in boom there’s the
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email right and then a quick Thank You
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page and so that’s all it is and I’m
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just capturing leads and then will go
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out and reach out to them for the other
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bigger programs later simple I love it
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oh my gosh it’s again the whole idea
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here is just you got to build your list
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that’s the most important part we talked
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about all of the time I’m so excited to
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have you at frontal hacking live for
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those of you I’m gonna try to see if we
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get this posted before that’s well
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that’s actually in five days I don’t
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file get it posted before then I’m gonna
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try to because I want people to see you
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and meet you while you’re there and I’ve
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heard about you if I put you on the spot
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to sing something on my show right now
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is that something you could just do the
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whole thing maybe you figured out what
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I’m singing the final hugger a lot I
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don’t I need to get Melanie in here
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pretty quick because she wants to go
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there to seize the moment this is the
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day when I send all my doubts and demons
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on their way listen to this one every
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endeavor I have made ever is coming into
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play it’s here and now today that’s why
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I like that song you just take the
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action now you know if you are just
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still amazing oh my gosh thank you love
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having you eat seriously it’s just
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awesome well as we get close kind of
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wrapping things up here for the the
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podcast anything else want to make sure
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people know about or where they can
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reach out to you anything else
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hey you know just go to your star power
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comm and you can always go to James
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barber calm that’s all my performance
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stuff and eventually we’ll be running
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you know all of the click final stuff
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through there but you know guys all I’m
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gonna say to you is this in general and
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I run into it every time look I work in
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one of the most difficult professions in
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order to succeed it’s not the most
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dangerous I’m not out like you know our
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buddy Tim Ballard who is going to be at
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the thing you know saving lives and and
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things like that and not a police
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officer but it’s a really daunting
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profession it’s the only profession we
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can
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legally discriminate you know as an
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actor like I’m six foot four you can
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have the job you know because like I’m
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never gonna play Muhammad Ali in a movie
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you know I mean you know it’s a pretty
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tough tough profession but all I can say
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to you is even if you have a dream you
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have that dream but you have to take
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action in order to achieve it and you
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know to me that’s the that’s the vital
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thing action creates traction and where
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you get the action as far as I’m
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concerned it’s stuff like clickfunnels
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it’s implementing these programs that
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are there for you to help you get to
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where you want to go and if I can help
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you get to where you want to go that’s
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my thing I love helping people just
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reach out and I’m here I couldn’t say
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more than that James thank you so much
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you got a brother good to see it you
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know one of the things that means a ton
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to me is the personal reviews that you
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guys leave on iTunes you won’t mind
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going out great this show let me know
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how I’m doing just go to iTunes click on
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the episode and rate it and leave a
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comment I read all the comments I
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appreciate all the stars and everything
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different already left forming again I
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really appreciate it and it’s my way of
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finding out how I’m doing so if you
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don’t mind I’d really appreciate it and
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again thank you so much for all that you
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guys do have a great day

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